Will I ever hate a train journey?

That night when I boarded Nilgiri express with my parents from Coimbatore to Chennai, for my college admission, was the first of my many train journeys. Sitting in the train I thought, ‘next time on I get to travel on my own, I am going to make a lot of train friends, and remember them…

Rediscovering Pollachi through ‘Thadam’

My first memory of The Pollachi Papyrus, a magazine started to promote bio-diversity, culture and tradition of Pollachi, is when I saw a newspaper article titled “Taking Pollachi to the people” in The Hindu on 08 July, 2014. It had a picture of Pravin Shanmugananthan and Keerthana Balaji mentioning them as co-founders. I said to…

Biking alongside the pristine beaches of Udupi

Standing in the middle of a well-laid tar road that is recently washed by heavy downpour of rains, I look ahead. The road is flanked by palm trees, lean and tall to the right and to the left —are virgin beaches of Udupi.  Shrubs tucking behind palm trees, visible through the trunks, seems greener. No…